Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11281804 Details

State:North Carolina
Location Type:County
Salutation:To the Honorable the Gen. Assembly of the state of North Carolina Nov. Session 1818
Filing Date:1818-November-21

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirty-two citizens of Nash County find the "progress of vice and immorality, the daring thefts and Roberies daily commited, the increasing insolence of the slaves; the growing numbers and influence of free negroes and molatoes" quite alarming. They therefore "most earnestly pray that your honorable body would take the premises into consideration and so amend the present patroling laws." They "do farther pray that a law may pass forbiding female free negroes or molatoes from intermarrying with Slaves (either with or without the consent of the owner of such Slave or Slaves)" unless the said owner/s "give bonds with sufficient security to keep their progeny free of the parish."
Result:House, Senate: read, referred
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11281804

People Associated with Petition 11281804

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records, Miscellaneous Petitions, 1818
  • Box: 3

Processing Information

Record Created:10/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:6/13/2008 6:54:00 PM